Voyna i Mir (War and Peace)
Voyna i Mir (War and Peace) (1967)

Epic adaptation of Tolstoy's novel centers around the lives of two families during Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1967
DVD Release Date: December 3, 2002
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Frequently gorgeous, occasionally dull, always fascinating.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Considering its cost and the vast effort that went into its making, such a film can be made only once in our time. The wonder, indeed, is that it was made at all.

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William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

More than a dozen sequences defy description, and the vast battle scenes of Austerlitz and Borodino have no equal.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Exhaustive, spectacular, often dazzling in its ambition and faithfulness to Tolstoy, the movie is still regarded as one of the wonders of epic cinema.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Though it can be bombastic and mind-numbing, it's often lively and eye filling.

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The definitive screen version of the novel.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

This is the barbaric yawp of the Soviet film industry circa 1968, an entertainment A-bomb test announcing to the world: 'Here is what we are capable of.'

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

If you haven't seen it, you have an incredible treat in store.

TV Guide

Bondarchuk's film, which won a Best Foreign Film Oscar and was also serialized for British television, is certainly the definitive movie version of War and Peace, memorably impressive in its scope and ambition.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
Tolstoy philosophy, epic panoramas of the landscape, and upper class human drama from early 1800's Russia combine in this nearly 7 hour four part film.… More
Marcus Woolcott
It does suffer from a two hour section where the pace slows to a crawl, but the remaining five hours are filled with the most incredible battle scenes ever seen… More
Brian R
It is a very long picture. A very long masterpiece at it's finest. Is it me or have I been leaning towards Russian pictures lately?